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They pump water, they turn machinery to grind grain into flour, they generate electricity.  Those tall structures with the whirling blades always stand out, and some people have saved older ones either singly or in groups.  
 

Windmill

 

 
Iowa
Audubon
Nathanial Hamlin Museum
mail: 210 E Division, Audubon 50025
Audubon IA
Phone
712 563-3984
Alt Phone 712 563-2516
Web Site http://www.auduboncounty.org/
E-mail mailto://exxtian@metc.net/
Description farm museum holds 18 farm windmills, nature area, elk
Type of Resource Museum
Building Type Windmill
Owner/Operator: Audubon County Historical Society
 

  IA

  Elk Horn

  Danish Windmill Corporation

  4038 Main St

  PO Box 245

  Elk Horn  IA   51531    

  Web Site http://www.danishwindmill.com/

  Toll Free 800 451-7960

  E-mail  mailto:info@danishwindmill.com

  Description  Danish windmill, moved to this country in 1976

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type Windmill

  Era  1848

  New or Updated:  7/26/2006

 

 

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Illinois
Geneva
Fabyan Villa Museum, Dutch Windmill & Japanese Garden
1925 Batavia Avenue
Geneva IL
Phone
630 232-4811
Web Site http://www.co.kane.il.us/forest/fp/fabyan.htm
Description 235 acres of "Riverbank" estate, with Japanese Garden, 69 foot high windmill, and mansion
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Garden
Building Type Windmill
Owner/Operator: Kane County Forest preserve

Illinois
Golden
Prairie Mills Windmill
902 Prairie Mills Road
Box 148
Golden IL 62339
Phone 217 696-2495
Web Site http://www.windmill.org/mill.html
Description restoration of windmill completed July 2001 -- historical society local museum located near windmill
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Windmill
Group Identity German
Era 1872
Owner/Operator: Golden Historical Society
New or Updated: 06/14/2003

Prairie Mills Windmill
902 Prairie Mills Road
Box 148
Golden IL 62339
Phone
217 696-2495
Web Site
Description
restoration of windmill completed July 2001 -- historical society local museum located near windmill
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Windmill
Group Identity German
Era 1872
Owner/Operator: Golden Historical Society

Illinois
Western Springs
Tower Museum
916 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs IL 60558
Phone
708 246-9230
Web Site
Description
museum in water tower, exhibits on floors 1&2, children's museum on 3, office & archives in Grand Avenue School
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Water Tower
Research/Reading Archives
Owner/Operator: Western Springs Historical Society

 
Indiana
Kendallville
Mid-America Windmill Museum
732 South Allen Chapel Rd
PO Box 5048
Kendalville IN 46755
Phone
219 347-2334
Web Site www.noblecan.org/~kps/wind/history.html
E-mail mailto:corbake@ligtel.com
Description eight restored windmills, four erected, eight more under restoration
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Building Type Windmill
Owner/Operator: Kendallville Museum & Historical Society

  KS

  Sabetha

  Albany Museum

  Sixth Street, Hwy 75

  PO Box 62

  Sabetha KS  66534    

  Phone 785 284-2694

  Alt Phone  785 284-3613

  Web Site http://www.skyways.org/towns/Sabetha/museums.htm

  Description  original school, other buildings moved to site including depot with

                    operating patrol car on track loop, post office, cabin, machinery shed,

                    blacksmith shop, print shop, additional school

  Type of Resource Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Collection N-Z  Windmill

  New or Updated:   7/4/2006

  TX
 
Lubbock
 
American Wind Power Center
 
1701 Canyon Lake Drive
 
Lubbock   TX    79403
 
Phone   806 747-8734
 
Web Site  http://www.windmill.com/
 
Description  over 5 windmills dating back to the 1860s
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Building Type   Windmill
 
New or Updated:  7/8/2004

  Miami
 
American Wind Power Trail
 
PO Box 481
 
Miami   TX  79029
 
Phone   806 868-2094
 
Web Site  http://www.windpowertrail.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:seth@wildsteps.com
 
Description  sites featuring windmills in Oklahoma & Texas
 
Type of Resource   Tourism Information
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Building Type   Windmill
 
New or Updated:   7/8/2004
 

  TX

  Spearman

  Southwestern Pioneer Windmill Assoc

  Hwy 207 S

  PO Box 805

  Spearman  TX  79081    

  Phone   806 659-5555

  Web Site  http://www.antden.com/swpa.htm

  E-mail  mailto:spearman@arn.net

  Alt Web  http://www.spearman.org/page5.html

  Description  51 Windmills

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Building Type   Windmill

  New or Updated:  12/2/2004

  WA

  Asotin

  Asotin County Historical Society Museum

  215 Filmore St

  Asotin   WA   99402    

  Phone   509 243-4659

  Web Site  http://www.lctoday.net/cultural/Museums/asotin_county_historical_society.htm

  Description  pioneer artifacts, river barge, log cabin, school house, blacksmith shop, working windmill

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building  Windmill

  New or Updated:   11/17/2005

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